Abraham’s first taste of programming was writing his own violent choose-your-adventure game on his TI-82 calculator during algebra class in high school. He studied engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has solved problems using software in domains including advertising and accounting. He is continually chasing the goal of writing clean code.
He has lived in Boston and St. Louis, but was born and raised in Chicago and before immigrating to Colorado lived three blocks from Wrigley Field. Most recently, Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose left him speechless.
1. Q. What is your favorite thing to eat?
A. Extra fatty brisket from Salt + Smoke in St. Louis
2. Q. If you were to star in a reality TV Show, what would it be called?
A. “Keep it 100”
3. Q. What is your favorite form of exercise?
A. Playing basketball
4. Q. If you could give your 10-year old self one piece of advice, what would it be?
A. Be wholehearted
5. Q. The best part of waking up is…?
A. Considering the next adventure
6. Q. If you could have a drink with someone from history who would it be? Why?
A. C.S. Lewis, because he seemed to be good company
7. Q. If you had coined a phrase of wisdom, what would it be?
A. “Lingua Franca is no longer the lingua franca.”
8. Q. Favorite place in all the world? Why?
A. My dinner table, because of that’s where life takes place
9. Q. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
A. So far, the move to Colorado is up there
10. Q. If you could sing one song absolutely flawlessly, what song would it be?
A. “September” by Earth, Wind, and Fire
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